2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 6211 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology♦


(5 cr.) Students in this course are provided with an advanced-level overview of the core areas, topics, and concepts in psychology as well as considerations for related contemporary issues. They engage in a variety of conceptual and application-based assignments on the biological bases of behavior, learning and memory, cognition, motivation, lifespan development, theories of personality, stress and coping, psychological disorders, and social psychology. Students practice and develop critical-reading and analysis skills through reviews of journal articles and media publications. Through these reviews, students focus specifically on distinguishing facts and opinions, identifying bias in writing, and discovering the importance of data and evidence. Students use this knowledge in the analysis and composition of scientific writing. They also assess and incorporate themes of diversity in their study and assignments.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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